- Samuel Eto’o played together with Lionel Messi at Spanish club Barcelona winning several laurels
- Eto’o was already a star with Barcelona senior team before Messi made his debut at Camp Nou as a youngster
- A journalist received a brutal response when he asked Eto’o to set the record straight since he played with Messi
Samuel Eto’o played alongside Lionel Messi at Spanish club Barcelona between 2004 and 2009 and the Cameroonian has hit back at a reporter over a question, GiveMeSport reports.
Eto’o has always praised Messi over his brilliance going further to brand the Argentinian as the best player in the world ever.
But he was offended when journalist asked him a question about the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in a recent interview.
When Messi was making his way as a footballer, he came in to a Barcelona side where Eto'o was a star
And a reporter asked the four-time African player of the year to set the record straight since he player with Messi.
The journalist asked via SPORTbible:
"You mention Messi, what can he [Ansu Fati] learn from Messi? You obviously played with him..."
Eto'o quickly bit back:
"No. He played with me it's different. Messi played with me. I didn't play with Messi. In my time, Messi played with me. It's totally different. It's totally different."
Messi has still not signed a new contract with Barcelona but Eto'o is expecting him to extend his stay.
Messi enjoying vacation in Miami
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi is not taking his summer holiday for granted as the Barcelona legend and his family unwind in a $200,000 a month mansion in Miami.
After all, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner current has no club to rush back to following the expiration of his deal with the Catalans at the start of this month.
The waterfront mansion is surrounded on all sides by crystal clear bay views according to GQ. It also sits on 8,202 square feet - big enough for a vacation space.
Barca handed deadline over Messi La Liga registration
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona are hoping to resolve their financial issues and Lionel Messi's new deal before their first game of the new La Liga season against Real Sociedad on August 15.
The Catalans have been swimming in a staggering £1 billion debt while the Argentine legend has been out of contract with them since the start of this month.
Although they are working day and night to ensure that they are able to register the six-time Ballon d'Or winner for the new campaign, they must however sort out their financial mess first.